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Spring Lobby Weekend

Save the Date: March 20-23, 2021


At Spring Lobby Weekend 2020, hundreds of students, recent grads, Quakers, and young adults gather to learn and virtually lobby Congress.

Spring Lobby weekend 2020 Recap

The climate emergency requires urgent action. We need to push Congress to adopt ambitious federal laws to reach net-zero emissions by 2050.

Spring Lobby Weekend Stats: 500 young adults, 38 state delegations, 36 schools and groups, and 100 visits to lobby congress to end the climate crisis!

Update A look back: Virtual Spring Lobby Weekend 2020! 

Hundreds of young advocates from all around the U.S. brought a clear and compelling message to Congress: now is the time to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, mitigate the damage already being done by climate change, and protect vulnerable communities by passing carbon pricing legislation.

Event Spring Lobby Weekend 2020: Watch the Recordings 

At Spring Lobby Weekend 2020, hundreds of students, recent grads, Quakers, and young adults will gathered online and virtually lobbied Congress on one critical issue—climate change.

Lobbying to Address the Climate Emergency

The climate emergency requires urgent action by individuals, companies, investors, and communities across the world. Congress must adopt equitable and ambitious federal laws to reach net-zero emissions by 2050.

Although Congress has so far failed to pass comprehensive legislation to reduce greenhouse gas pollution, there is growing bipartisan support to place a price on carbon emissions that includes protections to ensure that the impact does not fall on the poor and communities of color. In 2020, there are at least 7 carbon pricing bills in Congress. The actions we take, and the lobbying we do now, could determine whether and when carbon pricing legislation becomes law in 2021.

To pass legislation in 2021, we need to lobby Congress this year to expand support for the strongest possible carbon pricing legislation. The Climate Action Rebate Act, introduced by Sen. Chris Coons (DE) and Rep. Panetta (CA-20), best aligns with our faith principles by placing a strong price on carbon emissions and investing the revenue in low income communities, communities of color, and incentivizing the shift to a clean energy economy. FCNL plans to build support for this legislation in 2020, so that we can pass a meaningful price on carbon in 2021 as an important first step Congress should take.

Learn More about FCNL's Work on Climate Change

Environment & Energy 

A Faithful and Moral Call to Conscience

The U.S. Congress is pivotal to national and global efforts to meet the challenge of climate disruption. However, for Congress to be part of the solution, leadership is needed from members of both political parties. FCNL believes that our moral obligation to address climate change and protect vulnerable communities transcends partisanship. By changing the dialogue in Congress on climate change, we are paving the way for meaningful legislative solutions to gain bipartisan support and become law.

Contact

For questions related to Spring Lobby Weekend, contact Annie Chiorazzi.